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Drawing Europe Together: Forty-five Illustrators, One Europe

Forty-five artists from across Europe share their powerful illustrations of the European Union's shared past and our unsure future. From Brexit bees to wall-jumping bulls, Drawing Europe Together is a unique collection portraying the European community . . . with or without Britain.

This is a passionate and heartfelt exploration of Europe and what it means to many of the people who live and work within its borders. The book brings together forty-five renowned illustrators who, through their drawings and accompanying words, share their vision of Europe in this beautiful and timely collection, with a foreword by the British Book Awards Illustrator of the Year 2018, Axel Scheffler. Many of the world’s best book illustrators contribute to the book, including Quentin Blake, Claude Dubois, Jim Field, Emily Gravett, Judith Kerr, Oliver Jeffers, Sarah McIntyre, Lydia Monks, Thomas Müller and Chris Riddell.

Drawing Europe Together: Forty-five Illustrators, One Europe book cover

Axel says:

At the time of Brexit I created the EU-le illustration (‘- Eule’ is the German word for owl), which appears in this anti-Brexit book Drawing Europe Together and it was also turned into a little badge. As the owl is a symbol for wisdom, I felt it was a fitting emblem to speak out against the extremely unwise decision of the UK to leave the European Union. We are all still paying the price.

Axel Scheffler's Heraldic animal for the EU

Axel's EU-le - his idea for a heraldic animal for the EU; 'Eule' is the German word for owl

Jörg Mühle's illustration - In the Garden of Paradise

Polly Dunbar's illustration - Lady Europa and Children

Where to buy Drawing Europe Together: Forty-five Illustrators, One Europe in the UK